By Edwin Crayton
The trial of Natchitoches Councilwoman Sylvia Morrow has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 9 am. This is the second time the trial date has been moved. Ms. Morrow is charged with theft of merchandise from the Walmart Super Center Store on Keyser in December.
Morrow appeared in City Court, the morning of February 27 at 9 am. There was a big crowd in the court due to a large number of cases. Each defendant and their team met privately with the Assistant D.A, Cloyd Benjamin and then went before the judge and entered a plea of either guilty, not guilty or sought an extension. Morrow has already pled not guilty and instead of a plea or even the scheduled trial, a new extended date was granted. The trial is naturally attracting attention because Ms. Morrow is currently a sitting member of the City Council.